On March 29, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported that Vietnam welcomed more than 2.69 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2023, 29.7 times higher than that of the same period last year.
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue attended the opening ceremony of the National Tourism Year 2023 themed “Binh Thuan – Green convergence” in Phan Thiet city, the south central coastal province of Binh Thuan on March 25.
A tourism golden week will be held in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, home to famous resort city Da Lat, from April 27 to May 3.
In recent years, many provinces and cities throughout the country have bolstered the development of rural tourism, in a bid to promote their natural landscapes, people, traditional crafts and products, to visitors. Rural tourism is considered as a key in facilitating economic development and fostering the building of new-style rural areas.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued Decision No. 440/QD-BVHTTDL on Vietnam Tourism Marketing Strategy to 2030.
The number of foreign tourists arriving in Vietnam in February reached 933,000, up 7.1% compared to January, according to the latest report from the General Statistics Office (GSO).
The report on the socio-economic situation in February of 2023 and the first two months of 2023, published by the General Statistics Office (GSO) on February 28, shows a positive picture of Vietnam’s international tourism arrivals.
National Tourism Year 2023 themed “Binh Thuan – Green Convergence” will be launched on March 25 in Tien Thanh Commune, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province, featuring many special tourism events, according to the Binh Thuan Province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
A key for Vietnam to attract more foreign tourists at this time is to change its visa policy, said Chris Farewell, a member of the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB).
Airports across Vietnam handled more than 9.8 million passengers in January, an increase of 13.8% compared to the previous month, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
The nation has been listed among the top 10 best places to go for a budget honeymoon in 2023 by prestigious global travel website Lonely Planet.
Vietnamese tourists are tending to choose destinations in Northeast Asia such as Japan, Taiwan (China), and the Republic of Korea (RoK) for short New Year holidays, according to survey conducted by travel firms.
The number of tourists arriving in Hanoi since the beginning of the year is estimated at over 17 million, representing a five-fold increase year on year, according to the Municipal Department of Tourism.
The collaboration with technology platforms and tourism business sectors will bolster efforts to quickly adapt and take advantage of digital transformation effectively.
A high-level forum was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 8 in an effort to devise solutions to restore pre-pandemic international tourism, develop MICE tourism, and promote sustainable tourism development.
Vietnam is scheduled to host the 2022 Mekong Tourism Forum, themed “Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience”, from October 9 – 14, the first in-person meeting of the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) destinations since the pandemic began in 2019.